Twitter’s social livestreaming service, Periscope, has accomplished a lot in just one year. Users have generated 200 million broadcasts on the app since launch and they watch 110 years of live Periscope content every day. That’s more than 100 years of live horror movies, puddles, crime watching,museum tours and an ice cube melting in a glass of whiskey — every day.
A few months ago during a family reunion, my husband wanted to show visiting relatives photos of our home renovation. He brought up myInstagram feed on his laptop and started showing family members photos I took of the house. I bristled instantly. Right next to the photos of my kitchen and bathroom were selfies. Lots of selfies. Selfies showing off my makeup, selfies of what I wore, selfies of me in my new glasses. There were also photos of food, my cat and my shoes. Out of the context of an Instagram feed, I came off as narcissistic, self-centered. I was embarrassed.
Shea Serrano’s Twitter bio reads thusly: “staff writer for grantland. i also wrote a book. there’s a bunch of cool stuff in it. buy it cuz i’m real nervous no one will buy it.”
Mobile payment service Square filed for an initial public offering (IPO) today. Here’s what it means…
Continuing a centuries-long tradition for Catholics around the globe,Pope Francis fell asleep in church today during his historic first mass on U.S. soil (at least it really, really looks like he did).